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Occidental Grand Xcaret



Occidental Grand Xcaret


Insider Tip

On the beach is a temazcal (traditional Mayan sweat lodge) shaped like a stone igloo. Guests sweat in steam produced by scented water poured on heated volcanic stones (surcharge).

Hotel Overview

Caribbean playground
Ocean fun takes place against a tropical forest backdrop at this resort, located on Mexico's Caribbean coast, within 3 miles of Playa del Carmen; Cancún International Airport is 56 km (35 miles) away.
Balcony relaxation
All rooms at the Occidental Grand Xcaret have a furnished balcony for enjoying the warm, tropical surroundings. Each is spacious, with contemporary dark-wood furniture and tile or marble floors, air conditioning, and ceiling fans.
All-Inclusive resort
At this lively resort for singles, couples, and families, room rates include food and drinks at 11 restaurants and 11 bars, and use of all recreation facilities.

Amenity highlights:

Lodging at the Occidental Grand Xcaret is divided into four sections. With the exception of the colorful, village-like Pueblo de Rio along the river, each section has its own pool and sundecks. In the exclusive, 45-suite Royal Club, the private pool complex includes a 30-foot-diameter hot tub. In the 128-room Cangrejo section, the large pool is crossed by a stone bridge and contains five cool-water spas tubs. The resort's main pool is located at the 393-room Flamenco section. It consists of three enormous swimming areas connected by channels beneath stone bridges. Conveniently located next door to the resort is the world-renowned Xcaret Park, the adjacent nature park that is one of Yucatan's principal visitor attractions. Xcaret was an important Mayan port and ceremonial center and now serves as an eco-entertainment park, archeological site, and nature reserve. Some 25 attractions are scattered throughout, including a wild bird breeding aviary, butterfly pavilion, jaguar sanctuary, orchid conservatory, and coral-reef aquarium.

What to expect:

This family Mexico resort on the scale of a theme park, is like a small town containing exceptional recreation areas. Because the hotel sections are limited to three stories and green spaces abound, the resort's size never overwhelms. Long-term visits reward guests with ample opportunity to explore the resort and perhaps encounter a colorful toucan in its natural environment. Seeing iguanas sunning themselves is a certainty.




CUN - Cancun International Airport



This Occidental Grand Xcaret offers 769 guestrooms and suites, located in a number of small three-story buildings surrounded by gardens, pools, and river channels. There are no elevators. All rooms are spacious, and feature contemporary dark-wood furniture and barefoot-friendly tile or marble floors. Bathrooms contain a roomy, marble stall shower with a bench and a marble vanity but do not include a tub. Each room has a balcony or terrace furnished with table and chairs.


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Child care (in room, surcharge)
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Designer toiletries
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Internet access - surcharge
  • Makeup mirror
  • Minibar
  • Rollaway beds
  • Sewing kit
  • Voice mail


Property Amenities

The majority of amenities, activities, and gratuities at Occidental Grand Xcaret are included in the room rate; guests will not be charged extra for the majority of amenities and activities .

The Occidental Grand Xcaret facilities include: a health-and-beauty spa complete with sauna, steam room, and spa tub with various kinds of massage and body and facial treatments; a state-of-the-art fitness center; a business center with Internet access; and an indoor/outdoor children's activities center that includes video games, a pool, and a playground. Activities for both adults and children begin in the morning and run until well after dark. Among them are water aerobics, dance lessons, beach volleyball, and bicycle tours. Like all major Mayan Riviera hotels, the hotel is equipped with a water-purification system.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • ATM/banking
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Ballroom(s)

Number of rooms: 769


Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


The majority of meals and beverages, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for the Occidental Grand Xcaret.
Le Buffet
Located at the center of this all-inclusive resort, in the main complex. This large, high-ceilinged casual-dress restaurant serves international buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Sonora Grill
The Mexican state of Sonora is cattle country and this steakhouse celebrates the state with Western decor and grilled steaks, seafood, chicken, and pork. Dinner only. Reservations and resort wear required.
Los Olivos
In a relaxed ambience reminiscent of a seaside Mediterranean spot, Los Olivos serves Italian food. Dinner only. Reservations and resort wear required.
La Hacienda
This colorful dinner house features Mexican specialties. Dinner only. Reservations and resort wear required.
Red walls, wood ceiling, hanging paper lamps, and a parasol create an Asian atmosphere for Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Indian food. Dinner only. Reservations and resort wear required.
El Pescador
This open-air, beachside restaurant shaded by an enormous palapa serves seafood. Reservations and resort wear required for dinner.
Pacos Tacos
Located on the dining arcade's upper level, this casual snack spot features light Mexican fare. Open-air terrace seating in the evening.
La Piazza
Adjacent to Pacos Tacos on the dining arcade's upper-level terrace, La Piazza serves antipastos, pizza, and desserts in the evenings. Casual dress. Reservations not required.
El Lago
This spot by the main pool in the resort's Flamenco lodging section features light lunches and snacks.
Kids Club
Features kid menu favorites.
Royal Club
Reserved for Royal Club guests only. Relaxed but elegant, this serves meals in an all-white setting of draped muslin and table linen. Air-conditioned and roofed by a palapa.
Lobby Bar
Open late morning to midnight.
Terraza Bar
Open late afternoon to late night.
La Bodeguita Bar
Open evenings only.
Pool Bars
In both Flamenco and Cangrejo areas. Open late morning through the afternoon.
The Hundido Bar
Flamenco area. Open late morning through the afternoon.
El Lago Bar
Located at the main pool. Open late morning through the afternoon.
Beach Club Bar
Open mid-morning through the afternoon.
Beach Bar
Open mid-morning through the afternoon.
Sport Bar
Open late afternoon until the wee hours of the morning.
Palenque Disco
Open from late evening.


The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for Occidental Grand Xcaret (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).Non-stop activities at this resort cover a wide range of interests: stretching and jogging sessions, pool games, contests, tournaments, bingo, and tennis clinics. Guests also of the Occidental Grand Xcaret can take advantage of the resort's location by exploring the local area on ecological and cultural hikes as well as on bicycle tours.Popular activities nearby include deep sea fishing for mahi mahi and blue marlin; scuba diving at Barracuda reef with a sunken ship, and snorkeling. Golf enthusiasts can take advantage of the 18-hole par 72 course designed by Robert Von Hagge, which is 10 km (6 miles) away. Hotel staff can help arrange local area activities.The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Fishing
  • Golf - miniature
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking
  • Playground
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball